What moves 600 pounds, won’t necessarily move 700 pounds. Reassessing my situation, I realized my thoracic extensors were weak.
Even though squatting is rare in the lower levels of strong(wo)man competitions, I believe it’s something we still need to work on as an accessory movement. Grab some of your elitefts specialty bars, and I’ll show you the ropes.
A lot of individuals take what’s arguably the most highly coordinated regimen you can perform in the weight room and start individuals doing it day 1. At the collegiate level, these are the movements I make sure that my athletes can do before they are allowed to perform a proper clean motion.
For any exercise, you need to know the proper progressions and regressions. Here is a simple squat progression you can implement with your athletes today.
If I had to pick the three most common mistakes I’ve witnessed in the last 10 years of seeing lifters miss with the log, here they are, with a video of Zydrunas Savickas coaching the movement.
The Rackable Cambered Squat Bar is an incredibly valuable piece of equipment to have in any gym. Check out this killer movement and take your squats and deadlifts to new limits!
Unconventional movements to boost pulling power.
With attention to detail, effort, and intelligent progressions, Olympic lifts can be both enjoyable and highly effective in developing a range of physical qualities.
In our second of three on this series, we focus on the executing of the front squat, particularly form and technique.
Two of the best reasons to keep a workout log and look back at it is that you can find trends in your programming and fondly recall memorable workouts.
I remember seeing a poster once that read simply, “The back is to lifters what the biceps are to bodybuilders.”
You can load these up quite heavy and this is a great way to not have to worry about balancing a barbell in front of you in an awkward
This is an excellent movement for the legs AND upper body. The weight sits on your hands as if you were about to perform a military press with palms up.
This is one of the movements that to be honest with you we just said “what the hell try this” and did it.